BA Chinese as a foreign language (2-subjects/teaching profession)

If your motivation for Chinese studies is fascination for the language and its characters, the degree course of Chinese as a foreign language is open to you. It is possible to study this course as a general two-subject BA program (in combination with a second language, a social science or some other subject) or as a teacher training program (combined with a second teaching subject and courses in education).
The degree program Chinese as a Foreign Language with an optional teaching credential is aimed at those students who have a strong interest in the Chinese language and Chinese characters. It is a two-subject BA in which the subject Chinese as a foreign Language is to be combined with a second subject. An overview on possible secondary subjects can be found on the website of the Central Institute for Teacher Education (ZELB). Courses on methodology in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, as well as general education courses, form an integral part of the teacher training program. The fifth semester is to be studied at one of our partner universities in mainland China and Taiwan. To fulfil the requirements for teaching on the German upper secondary level (Gymnasium) the BA has to be followed by a Master of Education Chinese as a Foreign Language.

One great strength of the Göttingen Sinology Department is its excellent language training program. The language is taught exclusively by Chinese native speakers and in groups of less than 15 students. To enable you to consolidate and extend your language proficiency also in a Chinese-speaking environment, we will provide you with intensive support in preparing and implementing your study abroad. Through long-term cooperation with universities in mainland China and Taiwan and regular monitoring of the learning progress achieved in these countries, we ensure optimal language training for our students also during their study abroad.

The teacher training program offers special courses for Chinese native speakers. These are designed to impart basic socio-political knowledge (history, politics, society, etc. of modern China), which students will be able to use later on in teaching, as well as sufficient German language proficiency and the basics of modern formal and literary Chinese grammar as a prerequisite for teaching grammar to German school and/or university students.

Catalogue of Modules
Here you will find an overview of all module directories applicable to the degree.
Examination and study regulations
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General information on the two-subject BA teaching profession

Further information on the two-subject BA teaching profession including the possible secondary subjects you can find here.

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